As nature photographers and parents of little ones know all too well, one often only has seconds at hand to capture that perfect shot. Readiness is key, and correct preparation can save you much stress (and many hours and megabytes!)

Here are 3 tips for capturing those fleeting moments with your drone:

  1. Equipment care – Prior to setting out for the day, make sure your equipment is in tip-top shape – mechanically sound, fully charged and functioning and with a clean lens.
  2. Solid ground – Get yourself comfortable and stable before starting your flight. Once airborne and camera ready, the last thing you want to be thinking about is correcting your boat trajectory or digging yourself out of sinking mud.
  3. Flight path planning – What is the most effective way to capture your target? Do you want a still, low shot or a sweeping panoramic? Determining a flight plan and path before the capture window will allow you to react quickly and surely when the mark is in sight.

WaterStrider by DroneRafts, an all-terrain landing gear for the DJI Phantom series, can help you be fully prepared to capture those once-in-a-lifetime shots. The WaterStrider flies with your drone, allowing stress-free landings on water and a range of inhospitable and uneven surfaces such as rocks, snow, angled ground and sand while protecting and enhancing the application of your equipment.